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Mar 4, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >>> and made in america. your great ideas for keeping jobs here at home. tonight, the american worker is our "person of the week." >>> good evening. they were out there today at just about every gasoline station in america, 114,000 stations across the country. the workers pulling down one set of prices and slapping up new, higher ones. prices all americans have seen climb almost every single day. since the start of the year, take a look at this, the average price of a gallon has jumped 10%, from $3.07 to $3.38. so, we sought an answer. how much higher can this go? matt gutman reports in tonight from hollywood, florida. $3.53 next to you, matt. >> reporter: that's right, diane, and oil prices today closed at their highest level since any time since september 2008, just a little over $104 a barrel. and the experts we spoke to said even they were surprised by how quickly these gas prices followed. and they said the soaring prices are not likely to slow down any time soon. not since hurricane katrina shut down one-third of the nation's refineries has the price of gas shot up this high thi
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Mar 1, 2011 5:30pm PST
midwest, while florida is burning. >>> made in america. are you sure your home is filled with american goods? we show one family the truth and what a shock tonight. >>> and, surprising life. the unexpected story of america's pioneer pinup girl, jane russell, who died yesterday. >>> good evening. the last time it happened in america, it was 1963, and john kennedy was in the white house. we got answers to some direct questions about women in the united states. what are their paychecks, their opportunities and their obstacles? well, now, tonight, almost 50 years later, those questions have finally been asked and answered once again. a huge new report on american women, where gains have been made, where ground has been lost. and we have two correspondents on the case tonight, elizabeth vargas and jake tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. jake? >> reporter: that's right, diane. good evening. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in
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Mar 3, 2011 5:30pm PST
. >>> tonight on "world news," fight for the future. bill gates throws down a gauntlet, saying america should stop wasting education money and put it where it gives our kids a real edge in school. >>> mormon pledge. a college basketball star has sex with his girlfriend and he and his winning team pay a very high price. what do you think is right? >>> time to go. 17 days into the libyan crisis. the president says gadhafi should leave and won't rule out military help. >>> made in america. after our family gives up all their foreign goods for american ones, how much did it cost to buy made in america? >>> and we'll tell you about an entire little town that kept pumping and pumping a heart until a miracle happened. >>> good evening. we begin with a high stakes showdown we see in state after state after state. the battle over teachers, schools and money. well, today, bill gates, whose foundation spends hundreds of millions of dollars on u.s. schools, called out state officials for incompetence, wasting money and making grave mistakes about teaching american kids to succeed. and ron claiborn
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Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
interview. why is he suing cbs? >>> and made in america. a family is stunned when we go through their house searching for u.s. products. all about creating more american jobs. >>> good evening. we begin tonight with a u.s. exclusive, moammar gadhafi. the flamboyant and brutal dictator at the center of the firestorm in libya. today our christiane amanpour became the only american reporter to sit with gadhafi. he refused to acknowledge libyan protesters. he laughed at demands that he step down, even as anti-government forces rage across his country. so let's go right away to christiane in tripoli. good evening, christiane. you sat right across from the man. the whole world is wondering what he'll do next. what did you hear? reporter: well, diane, i see he was relaxed and focused, determined to tell his side of the story. he exhibited no sense of a siege mentality. on the other hand, he remains incapable of realizing that in this country there is an uprising against him. colonel gadhafi emerged from the first of a convoy of cars, greeting us at a beachfront restaurant as the sun se
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Mar 22, 2011 11:35pm PDT
brown storms off the "good morning america" set and here's his dressing room. we'll have the inside story of what really happened backstage. >>> from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in tnew york city, this is "nightline," march 22nd, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. sure, america has a dozen countries now helping attack moammar gadhafi, and yes, president obama promised to execute a quote, exit strategy this week. but none of that could have mattered to a pair of young americans the moment they ditched their f-15 and rode parachutes into the dark desert. for the latest on the closest of calls in this young war, we turn to the only reporter ever to fly a u.s. combat mission. martha raddatz has tonight's "target libya" report. >> reporter: late last night, the two-man crew of the f-15 strike eagle took off from aviano air base. their mission? take out deadly air defenses in libya. this is what flying in one of those 40-ton, $60 million fighter jets is like, as i learned when i flew a combat mission in an identical plan in afghani
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Mar 27, 2011 5:00pm PDT
performance will be shown on "good morning america" on tuesday, but we have a sneak preview for you. >> reporter: fans lined up at midnight. some even camped out at civic center plaza. >> brittani, you are my -- >> sky 7hd gives you an idea how many people waited to see brittney in the flesh. >> so exciting. san francisco is on fire. >> so excited. >> reporter: once the doors opened, it took 90 minutes to fill the civic auditorium. "good morning america"'s robin roberts were right behind the fans as brittney was getting ready to debut her new c.d. >> not a psychology major but what attracts so many people to brittney spears. >> she is what she is and she has been through the ups and downs and always comes out though upside of it. >> reporter: we're told be can only show her singing one song. we're not allowed to give it all away. if you want to watch the entire concert, got to watch "good morning america" on tuesday. [cheering] >> amazing. cheering cheering >> some thought the pop star was perhaps a little rusty. >> definitely not dancing as much as we would want her to be dancing.
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am PST
these chihuahuas, the demand is high. puppies heading out on virgin america and they'll be welcomed to new homes. it was a wild scene, 14 little fluffy dogs coming out here. it's a warm story, a great story. these dogs that had no home are going to have a home. it's a positive ending, we think. san francisco has way too many dogs in general because of a lack of spaying and neutering, but chihuahua's have their own specific reason there are too many. >> they're just really overbred. people are neutering as much as we'd like to see them doing. they've become really popular after all the hollywood hype around them. and people think they're a lot easier than big dogs but they're still dogs. >> and when she says still dogs, we're talking about dogs, these dogs need to be walked, they need social interaction or they can bottom behavioral issues with these animals like any other animal. if you're interested in a chihuahua, there are still 20 at san francisco animal care and control. and these dogs are available. if you wanna follow these 14 dogs heading back east, you can. you can check ou
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Mar 19, 2011 7:00am PDT
, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. good morning. it is saturday, march 19th. this morning, breaking news. are these new pictures proof that moammar gadhafi is defying america? just hours after president obama told gadhafi to back down or face military actions. the rebels say gadhafi continues to attack. in fact, they say they just shot down one of his war planes. >>> state of emergency. frightening news from japan this morning. reports that their milk and food supply is now contaminated with radiation. and this morning, the heroic workers at the crippled nuclear plant in japan, are trying to start the cooling pumps to prevent a meltdown. >>> strange twist. police uncover what they say was a murder plot at this upscale yoga clothing store, in a posh washington, d.c., suburb. did this woman, murder her co-worker and then bind and gag herself so that she could claim to be a victim? >>> and hacked. who is hacking into celebrities' e-mail accounts? and leaking embarrassing photos and information? more than 50 female stars have been hit so far. and now, the fbi is on the
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Mar 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
libya. we'll have apdate on update on good morning america. >>> to the other global crisis, it's been a week since the earthquake hit japan. workers are trying to restart the cooling conditions at the reactor. >>> the latest toll from the quake and tsunami, 16,600 dead or missing. president obama has ordered a comprehensive safety review of the 104 nuclear reactors in this country in the wake of that disaster in japan. >>> the head of the u.n. atomic agency arrived in japan for a personal assessment of the crisis. >> reporter: good morning to you. the last-ditch effort to save the nuclear plant involved more than 140 firefighters and 300 workers. they have volunteered for the dangerous mission and like many crews will work to cool down the reactors to prevent total disaster. it's an all-out battle to save the fukushima daiichi plant. they are attempting to cool it down and overt potential meltdown. the latest effort went in after crews dropped sea water. today, officials said they would not resume aerial operations for now. 300 men are working around the clock to save the plant. all o
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00am PST
>>> good morning, america. i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. it's friday, march 4th. and this morning, president obama comes out swinging. saying, it's time for gadhafi to go. will american pressure keep oil prices in check? and do new jobs numbers point to a real bounce for our economy? >>> the sex scandal and the star college basketball player. this morning, school officials speak out about the policy spotlight just before march madness. >>> and meet the miracle puppy, wall-e, the wonder puppy. the pound tried to kill him twice, but he just wouldn't die. now, everyone wants him and he joins us live this morning. >>> a big night for little lady gaga. you heard her here first. we were on stage with her when she met her idol. the duet that will give you goosebumps. ♪ i was born this way >>> goosebumps is right. that was something. maria aragon. you met her here last week. and last night in toronto, she sang with lady gaga. she danced. and made lady gaga cry one more time. thousands of people there. didn't phase her one bit. >> she held her own. we're looking for
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking overnight, reports of a possible deal for gadhafi's exit, as president obama tells the nation, he was right to order military force. >> i am convinced that a failure to act in libya, would have carried a fair greater price for america. >>> medical breakthrough. this woman lost 75 pounds and lost her diabetes. the surge may erase a deadly disease in a matter of hours. now, giving hope to millions of americans. >>> caught on camera. a child waist-deep in quick sand. and he's not the only one. >> we have two kids in what seems to be quick sand they're sinking in and can't get up. >> this morning, the amazing story of survival. >>> and are you ready for britn britney? britney spears, finally. the concert event that took over san francisco. and wait until you see what our "gma" cameras caught backstage with her. and get this. britney has something special she wants to share with you this morning, right here. >>> good morning, everyone. i cannot get britney's music out of my head. the global superstar, as you have never seen her before this morning.
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm PDT
free concert to kick off her new cd. you will see more of the concert on good morning america this tuesday, but lyanne has a preview for us right now. >> reporter: from down below or high above sky 7hd, you felt the excitement of the fans waiting anxiously for britney to arrive. >> ♪ i'm so excited >> reporter: some were here since midnight. honestly, what do you talk about while standing in line? >> talked about britney, her goods and bands and what she has been through and all of her videos and our favorite songs. >> people came from as far as brazil to hear the pop star's new song "hold it against me." >> i can come here to visit her. >> the mini concert was free. tickets sold in less than 15 minutes. it took much longer to fill the civic auditorium. and "good morning america" hosted the event. >> the music is good. i feel like i am on american bandstand. it has a beat. i think she is someone people pull for. >> i am a classic guy. >> he says "i am" and dr. sues would be proud. and many would be proud to be called a britney fan. >> are you really a big fan? >> you know what, i
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm PST
america. but the story what is not made in america. wayne freedman reports. >> of all the icons from made in america, golden gate bridge may be the biggest and best known. san franciscans built it by hand steel from trenton, new jersey and bethlehem and steel town pennsylvania. >> do you want to buy a souvenir >> and they will happy to oblige, but an american made replica. >> the chinese the golden gate bridge doesn't bother you? >> no worries, no. >> that is souvenirism in the new millennium. if they leave with a trinket it probably came from somewhere else. >> do you know where they were made? >> i have suspicions. >> china, china, china and cityscape came from china, too. >> how much stuff comes from overseas? >> i would say 90%. >> of that, how much is chinese? >> i would say 90%. >> what does that tell you? >> you do you lament the loss of american souvenir manufacturing? >> ceashl i do. >> -- occasionally i do. >> does it matter? on pier 39 they sell anything that flies, including blue angels, space shul shuttles and again 90 be of the stuff comes from overseas. daniel prentise make
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Mar 3, 2011 12:00am PST
all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> dicky: up next on an all-new "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> jimmy: one of the children is alleging that charlie bit his finger, and it hurt. really hurt. >> dicky: amanda seyfried. >> even if i were naked, cool, right? >> jimmy: nick offerman. >> no bouquet. tinged with just a hint of regret. >> dicky: and music from henry wolfe. >> jimmy: i was wondering where >> dicky: it's focus rally america. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel, bringing you up to speed on focus rally america, the ultimate interactive cross-country road rally. six teams drove their all-new 2012 ford focuses to snowy lake tahoe, and guillermo was on the scene. >> this is the challenge the contestants are going to have to drag their tubes all the way up to the top of the hill where they are going to grab as many snowballs as they can, slide over the bumps, put the snowballs in the opponents' rack. when their rack is filled, they're out. >> go red, red. >> i've been watching all the teams and i got to tell you, red team is going to win. >> red is out. >> breaking news. the
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Mar 27, 2011 5:00am PDT
political voice. >> i stand before you to proclaim tonight america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> president obama paid tribute to ferrero sag his daughters will grow up in a more equal america because of her. ferrero was dogged about her personal finances and those of her husband. they aid is it cost her in the policy. >>> there should be more smooth flying today. at outage yesterday forced the cancellation of 100 alaskan airline and horizon air flights. one askinosie flight out of oakland international was cancelled and three others delayed by as much as two hours. the presidents of both airlines posted a video on youtube apologizing for the glitch, explaining it was caused by a blown transformer. >>> san francisco is getting ready for huge crowed to coming to see a free concert by britney spears. pop princess will perform today at the bill graham auditorium. she was originally scheduled to sing outdoors in the castro neighborhood but the threat of rain changed her plans. her hour long performance begins at noon and it will air tuesday on "good morning america."
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Mar 20, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america, i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 20th. this morning, target libya. u.s. and european forces pound libya overnight. with a barrage of missile they take out key targets as the u.s. gets embroiled in a new overseas conflict. and now moammar gadhafi is surrounding key sites with women and children to create a human shield. just how involved will the u.s. get and how will this conflict end? >>> hope and fear. nine days after the earthquake and tsunami, an incredible rescue. an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy found alive. but then there's this. the drinking water in tokyo now tainted with radiation. >>> fall from grace. he was the most famous bear in the world. knut, the polar bear, has died at the young age of 4. so how did he go from the top of the world to this tragic end? >>> and bullied no more. this is the video giving hope to underdogs all over the world. this boy body-slams his bully. this morning he's finally telling his story. what made him snap? >>> good morning. the u.s. is now involved in its third overseas con
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Mar 27, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 27th. this morning we have some mind-bending numbers for you. 10 million. a report that radiation levels at the damaged nuclear reactor were 10 million times higher than normal sent workers running but the power company officials now say the report was a mistake. so what went wrong? >>> another big number this morning. 150 reports of wild weather across the south. five tornadoes and countless pieces of grapefruit-sized hail. plus, flooding in california and there is more severe weather on the way. >>> and the top ten twitter users. this is a list with some real surprises in it. the tweet elite includes some people you know, but how did these not-so-famous tweeters become so influential? >>> and the one. we now know who is making the cake for william and kate's royal wedding. it is layered with all sorts of symbols and special meanings and we're going to break it all down for you. >>> and, dan, i know you just had sleepless nights trying to figure out what this cake would be. >> the big sto
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Mar 27, 2011 8:00am PDT
administration in to 06. now he's back with a vengeance. today he's here to weigh in. on america's new war in libya, how is the obama administration handling it. former secretary donald rumsfeld joins me from florida. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. it's good to be with you. >> so, first of all, are we doing the right thing in libya? >> well, the first thing that one has to say is that we have u.s. military forces involved. everyone has to be hopeful that it turns out well. and that the progress proceeds. what concerns me is the questions that have been raised. they are fair questions. questions about who the rebels are. and i think probably the most important question is whether or not gadhafi will stay. if you put yourself in the shoes of the rebels, they wonder whether or not the coalition has an interest in gadhafi leaving. there's a great deal of ambiguity about that. gadhafi's forces wonder whether or not gadhafi will be leaving. there's the same ambiguity that affects their decision making. and until that's clarified, it seems to me, we'll have a much more difficult time. i thi
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Mar 5, 2011 8:00am PST
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Mar 5, 2011 7:00am PST
>>> good morning, america. i'm bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. this is saturday, march 5th. and this morning, rebound or relapse? we are looking for answers on the big, looming question. as unemployment drops to the lowest level in two years, gas prices hit another high. will that stifle our burgeoning, yet fragile, economic recovery? >>> high-rise rescue. two workers dangle hundreds of feet above the ground after their scaffolding collapses. the men are suspended by just their harnesses over rush hour traffic. firefighters risk their own lives by repelling down the side of the building to save them. and it's all caught on tape. >>> huckabee versus hollywood. pundit and possible presidential candidate, mike huckabee, takes on natalie portman. accusing the oscar winner of glorifying single motherhood. now, he is facing serious blowback. this morning, he responds. >>> and the royal impersonators. what's one of the most lucrative new jobs in britain? playing william and kate. and the money they're making? well, you could say it's fit for a future king and queen. >>> good morni
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Mar 28, 2011 3:05am PDT
performance on tuesday's "good morning america." kgo gives us a sneak peek right now. >> reporter: fans lined up at midnight, some even camped out at civic center plaza. >> it's all worth it for you, britney. you are my -- you are my god. >> reporter: sky 7 hd gives you an idea of how many people waited to see britney in the flesh. >> the helicopters and i are arriving at the same time. it's so exciting. san francisco is on fire. ♪ i'm so excited ♪ ♪ hit me baby one more time ♪ >> reporter: once the doors opened it took 90 minutes to fill the civic auditorium. "good morning america's" robin roberts and sam champion were behind the fans as britney was getting ready to debut her new cd, "femme fatale." obviously you're not a psychology major, but what is it that attracts so many people to britney spears? >> she is what she is and she's been through the ups and downs and always comes out on the upside of it. >> i've been humming "hold it against me" all day. in the car it's like, sam, stop. >> reporter: we're told we can only show britney singing one song. we're not allowed to give
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Mar 24, 2011 5:30pm PDT
o'hare airport, america's second busiest, told us two controllers should be the bare minimum anywhere. >> common sense, basically. you need two controllers to do two things. one control your would be working, let's say in an emergency flight that's having some type of problem. and the other person would be there to coordinate the emergency equipment, coordinate with the airlines. >> reporter: fatigue and staffing have long played air traffic controllers. the ntsb put addressing fatigue on its most wanted safety list. but the ntsb said this is not just a nice thing, they said it's a necessary thing and a priority. it's something that needs to be changed. >> well, professionalism would dictate that anyone who doesn't think they are fit to work should tell us they're not fit to work. >> reporter: the faa is reviewing staffing at those 29 airports and we're learning just now more of them, san diego, sacramento, tucson, but they won't say how quickly and how many will be changed, david. we will keep pressing them. >> so, jim, the faa acknowledging to you that there should be at le
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Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
saying america needs to change its energy culture to make this country more self sufficient. >> we can't rush to propose action when gas prices are high. and then can't keep doing that. the united states of america cannot afford to bet long term security on a resource that will run out eventually. >> the speech comes as gas prices have gone up 50 cents per gallon this year, they do continue to rise, nationwide the report the average price is at $3.59 per gallon n san francisco, which has some of the highest prices in the state its $4.09 per gallon. and they're going up, again. >> coming up, google gets stung for not doing enough to save guard your privacy. >> a boundary battle at one school that has become a victim of its own success. >> record warmth today. look for a repeat tomorrow. there still rain in the accu-weather forecast. we'll detail this out in just a few minute autos plus, debate over dyes added to food. a possible link to hyper activity in kids. the news continues in one minute. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> the sight of a former richm
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Mar 24, 2011 11:35pm PDT
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
, michael finney looks at positions of america's health care reform about to go into affect in the second year. >> and where bay area drivers were nailed in a sting operation for failing to stop for pedestrian autos and steve jobs is ordered to respond to claims he won a musical monopoly. the news continues in one minute. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> a lot of drivers in belmont who did not stop for ped december streenz were surprised to get tickets. and more than 4,000 ped december streenz were killed in u.s. traffic accidents. and 59,000 were injured in 2009. that is the most current information for the national transportation safety board and vic lee is in bell monlt. officers were involved in risky business today. >> and it was risky business for some of -- there is one that didn't stop for me. there is another one. listen, i'm not going to take my life into my hands this, is el camino and fifth street where one of the sting operations took place. belmont police took that statistic mentioned to start today by launching this sting here at five di
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Mar 21, 2011 11:35pm PDT
and muzzle fire are lighting up the north african sky tonight as america and her allies continue to destroy the defenses of moammar gadhafi. the mission, according to president obama, was to stop the libyan dictate they are slaughtering more of his own people, but getting rid of gadhafi, not our job. for the moment, that task is still in the hands of a ragged group of rebels, and with more american blood and treasure on the line alexander markardt set out to find out. >> reporter: hundreds of cruise missile attacks against military posts. two slamming into a command and control facility in libyan government compounds. earlier this morning at first light, my team and i traveled from the city of tobruk to the city of benghazi. the heart of this rebellion against this mercurial dictator moammar gadhafi. america and its al lies have vowed to protect the people here. the city was deserted. there were roadblocks everywhere. almost no one in the streets. the shops were shuttered. four days ago gadhafi vowed to level benghazi. "we are coming. we are looking for the traitors," he said "and s
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Mar 2, 2011 11:00am PST
, it's easier than you think, because general mills big g line of cereals is america's number one source of whole grain at breakfast. there's whole grain in every box... ♪ ...from chex... to cheerios... to lucky charms. so you can get the whole grain you want with the taste you love. get started on the whole grain you're missing with your favorite big g cereals. make sure to look for the white check. >> today on oprah at 4:00, meredith baxter, america's favorite tv mom of the 80s. then at 5:00 ibuprofen may work on more than just aches and pain. those stories and more later today at 5:00. >> one books, two books, why not read a few books. consider that rhyming advice dr. seuss would have been proud of on his national read across america day. >> schools across the bay area hold events with part of today's celebration. >> among the stars that turned out soccer legend brandy chasetain and tim ryan. >> it's in an effort to encourage all children to read. >> dr. seuss would have turned 107 today. gotta love all those cats, right! i'm a little hungry. >> interesting. >> all right. that's gon
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Mar 25, 2011 11:35pm PDT
over the last couple of weeks. the very latest on that story at abcnews.com, on "good morning america" tomorrow, and our thanks to david wright. >>> when we come back, we will lighten things and talk about how the foul-mouthed guys behind "south park" turned a musical about mormons into the best-reviewed show on broadway. >> announcer: "nightline" an ibm computer system named watson won jeopardy. but the real winner? human kind. life is really about questions and answers. this technology can help us get some of those answers. we're going to revolutionize many, many fields with this new capability: healthcare, government, finance, anywhere decision- making depends on deeper understanding of the huge wealth of information that's out there. i thought the game was the end... i'm realizing it's just the beginning. that's what i'm working on. i'm an ibmer. ♪ [ male announcer ] they can be sons who stepped from the shadows... or daughters who claimed the spotlight. born of a deep-rooted family tree, but not content to merely live under it. we all have a bloodline. but it takes a bold spiri
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Mar 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
later in this half hour and also on "good morning america." live coverage from our team in japan, including diane sawyer and david muir. >>> and now, for this morning's weather around the country. a pretty wet day from seattle to san francisco. up to three feet of mountain snow in the cascades. and a foot in the rockies. a wintry mix from the dakotas to northern minnesota. some showers in the ohio valley down to nashville, charleston, west virginia, raleigh and atlanta. >> 45 degrees in boston. 51 in baltimore. 66 in new orleans. chicago gets up to 45. omaha, 56. and fargo, 37 degrees. 50s from seattle to boise and billings. and sacramento gets up to 65. phoenix, coming in near 90. >>> we'll have the other morning's top -- this morning's other news coming up next, including a dolphin nearly crushes a woman in florida. bizarre story there. >> you have to see that. >>> also, death on the launch pad. how a worker died while preparing "endeavour" for liftoff. >>> and we'll return to the quake zone, as misplaced family members find each other, five days into this tragedy. ererererr >>
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. situation critical. a new reactor in danger. overnight, a surge in radiation drives out the last line of defense, as another fire flares up at japan's crippled nuclear plant. >>> and the fukushima 50. new details this morning about the heroic team, facing death, working inside the scariest place on earth. even helicopters sent to spray the plant, turned back because of the danger as major aftershocks shake tokyo. >>> could the meltdown happen here? "gma" takes you inside an american working plant, to show what the workers face every day. >>. >>> and the run on medicine back home. the rush to buy iodine pills and radiation detecters. but just how worried should we be? >>> and good morning, america. an incredible story unfolding at that nuclear plant. the workers pulled out overnight, because of radiation levels. and they're standing by to go back in at this very hour, likely exposing themselves to so much more radiation. >> just to give a sense of how much risk they are facing, back to the chernobyl disaster. almost 50 of the workers there sacrificed
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00am PDT
be a powerful political voice. >> i stand before you to proclaim tonight america is the land where dreams can come true for all of us. >> president obama paid tribute to ferrero sag his daughters will grow newspaper a more equal america because of her. ferrero was dogged by allegations about her personal finances and those of her husband. mondale later said that cost them in the polls. >>> two airlines are hoping for smoother flying today. an outage in the central computer system yesterday forced the cancellation of 140 alaska and flights. one alaska flight out of oakland international was cancelled and three others delayed by as much as two hours. you can see the lines there. the presses of both airlines post add video on youtube apologizeing for the glitch explaining it was cause bit a blown transformer. >> san francisco is coming in to see a free conset by britney spears. the pop print sis will perform at the specific auditorium. she was originally scheduled to sing outdoors in the castro neighborhood but the threat of rain caused a change in her plans. the hour long performance
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am PST
. >> translator: first of all, this problem we fixed it a while ago with britain and america. we finished it. is it possible for a person to use chemical weapons against his own enemy, in this modern age, let alone his own people? >> reporter: and because of fears of gas price hikes and the scorched earth policy against installations here, i asked gadhafi whether he would do that. he said no. he said the opponents might. robin? >> i know you met gadhafi before. we'd love your take on him this time, sitting in that room with him. your impressions, christiane? >> reporter: well, he's obviously a very flamboyant character. he's honed that personality after 41 years in power. and he came and said, look. i haven't done any interviews. i'm talking to you. there was a british colleague of mine, as well, because i want to get the truth out. so, he was very relaxed. very focussed. very determined to tell his side of the story. >> and many would say very much in denial, it appears. christiane, thank you for your reporting this morning. george? >> okay, robin. thanks. >>> and for more on this, let's tu
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am PDT
course. and the challenge of living life as a single dad. >>> and good morning, america, on this st. patrick's day. the latest developments this morning. steam still rising from three of those nuclear reactors. one of those, worse, in fact. it shows the plant at a very critical point. and japanese officials saying, a slight radiation increase is too small to harm the 39 million people around tokyo. >> here's what happened when you were asleep. you saw the military helicopters. they tried to dump 30 tons of sea water on the reactors. they go over it. and a lot of the water dissipates before it hits them. even if all of it went in, all 30 tons, that would be a drop in the bucket. just to give you an example, it would take 2,000 tons of water to fill up one of the fuel pools. they tried to bring in water canons. but they couldn't get close enough. officials say they're close to laying down a new power cooling system. here in the u.s., the government is adding more radiation monitors to the west coast, to detect any radiation cloud that might hit our shores. our team is covering all of
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Mar 4, 2011 12:00am PST
thank you for watching abc news. we hope you check in for "good morning america" and we're always online at abcnews.com. until tomorrow, good night, america. >> dicky: up next on an all-new "jimmy kimmel live." howard stern. >> give me a kiss. come here. >> stop the swarm! >> give me my honey. >> dicky: and music from michael franti and spearhead. >> jimmy: there are players in the nba who don't have 55 kids.n [ girl's voice ] do you wanna be my boyfriend? [ chuckles ] sure! great -- gimme your sub. myy-- [ male announcer ] get your own sub! like, the chicken cordon bleu. just one of our irresistible chicken subs. subway. eat fresh. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with tonight's -- big giant question! brought to you by applebee's "two for $20" menu. two people can share a full-size appetizer and each have a full-size entrÉe for just $20. i'm joined tonight by our experts, parking lot security guard guillermo. and -- thank you, guillermo. yehya. a guy i met on the street outside a movie. guillermo, yehya, tonight's big giant question is, which new bourbon street-inspired "2 for $20
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Mar 13, 2011 8:00am PDT
say, well, the president having said, gadhafi must go. if he doesn't, that is a defeat for america and we can't stand for that. this is how interventions happen. >> the arab league came out with the idea of a no-fly zone, to be imposed by who knows who. a no-fly zone was supported by someone else. let's roll the tape. >> we have the planes to make our appropriate contribution to this. and i wouldn't do it if they hadn't asked. but if the leaders are on television pleading for it, so people don't get bombed, people that are there with revolvers -- >> and nato today -- >> i think we should do it. >> i think we should do it says bill clinton. is president obama showing enough leadership on this? >> i think the nation should have private leadership. the president has said what he can say publicly, to this point. the u.s. has believed inside the organizations. the problem is, they don't know where they want to go. we don't know who the opposition is. the administration doesn't have a clue who those people are. getting involved, as secretary gates and chief of staff daly have made clear, get
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
new breakfast lovers dishes, who needs a break from breakfast? denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> president obama nominated his secretary of commerce to be the first chinese american to hold that position. the president credited lock with expanding exports to china and said he's earned trust of business leaders. >> i'm going back to the birth place of my grandfather, my father, my mom, and her side of the family as a advocate for america, the country where i was born and raised. >> if confirmed by the senate lock would succeed former utah governor john huntsman who may decide to run for republican nomination for president. >> president and mrs. obama went on facebook to launch a campaign against cyber bullies. >> for a long time bullying treated as growing up. but we're seeing how harmful it can be for our kids when this follows them to the computer screen. >> they will host a conference thursday, bringing students, teachers and parents together to discuss ways to stop bullying. technology to identify bullies has been developed by crisp thinking a british firm that can l
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
situation in america, receipting -- letting people vote becomes an acts of terrorism we're in a serious situation. >> there is still a splinter group of senators trying to get reforms in exchange for yes vote on the special election. a move some republicans say is what the party should be about. >> if they negotiate to get reforms and solutions on the ballot, that present a wider perspective of the g.o.p., they're no traiter in my book. the republican party needs to be more than just the party of no. >> because of a lawmaker, lawmakers can now pass budgets based on simple majority, being used for the first time this year for various parts of the spending plan. republicans are baiting democrats to use this method to call that special election. and lawmakers are done for the day and are on call throughout the weekend and back here monday morning to tackle the last four remaining bills after acting on 16 of them this week. >> and still ahead tonight a shocking new revelation in the jaycee dugard abduction. why prosecutors do not believe the kidnappers deserve mercy. >> and family a
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
denny's. america's diner is always open. >>> president obama said america had a responsibility to act against muammar gaddafi. the president's address this afternoon outlined u.s. involvement in the military attacks against libyan forces. and mark matthews is here now with reaction from bay area members of congress. >> yes this, evening the president laid out reasons for attacking the forces in libya and says nato will take over liedership wednesday, but questions about how the united states will get out remain. after a week of bombing of libyan ground forces and antiaircraft, the president laid out reasons for going in. >> when our interests and values are at stake there is a responsibility to achblgt -- act that. is what happened in libya. >> he said the bombing of the forces prevented a slaughter in benghazi. >> gaddafi declared he would show no mercy to his own people. comparing them to rats. and threatened to go door to door to inflict punishment. >> the president says he knows america cannot interseed in every place regression occur autos but that cannot be an argue gumt for
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
transportation for america that reviewed highway data, releasing today's report. any elevated roadways considered a bridge. more than 24 howe,000 in california were examined. san francisco and alameda are in the top five in terms of the worst with wear and tear. here is a example. highway 101 at the central viaduct and in santa clara county, report notes 101 overpass. >> all right. well, that makes me feel safer. >> i don't want people to be scared about getting out there and whether you're walking or driving over a bridge. if one is deemed unsafe, caltrans will close it off just like they did the bay bridge in 2009. >> that is when caltrans discovered a crack in an i bar during an inspection n a statement, the transportation agency calls it's program robust. in response to the report says more federal resources are needed. >> california needs to continue stable and reliable, long term strategy from the federal government that can support the state highways and bridges. >> this experts say bridges are designed to last 50 years. the average age of those in california is 44.4. and believ
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Mar 25, 2011 2:05am PDT
. >>> finally this half hour, a fascinating look at the makeup of america. the figures from the latest census are out and an amazing 310 million people in this country, 99% of whom watch this show. >> how about that? with the latest numbers comes a new way to look at what it means to be an american. here's john berman. >> reporter: what is the image of the modern family? according to brand new data from the census, the modern family is, in fact, "modern family." especially gloria. >> yea. >> reporter: born in colombia. hispanics accounted for more than half of the u.s. population growth over the last decade. now 50 million strong. their numbers doubled in five states. gloria and husband jay -- >> people understand me just fine. >> reporter: the modern couple. give us one week. 15% of marriages are mixed race. americans calling themselves multiracial up 32% since 2000. the census says we are moving ever faster west and south. in 1790 the country's population center, literally the point it would balance on a scale, was in maryland. by 1820 into west virginia. mountain momma take m
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00am PDT
. >> on his trip to latin america, president obama addressed what is odddy dawn. >> we must be clear. actions have consequences and the writ of the international community must be enforced. >> before the talk hawks were launched the rebels were successful in shooting down one of gadhafi's planes. he launched air and land aassaults on rebels earlier in the day. >> the blood of kids, one five years old and one four months old. >> in reaction to the ally's operation, gadhafi delivered this message on state controlled television. >> this is a crusade. he made a threat, an allied threat against libya he would consider all air and sea traffic in the medter rainian targets. he served as an operative almost all of it in the area world. >> gadhafi has lost his mind, clearly. you can see that from the images coming out of tripoli. in fact, i heard today that the family is considering replacing him with another strong man because he is so crazy. we would be better off without him. >> allen tells us the next phase of this mission will be enforcing the no fly zone over tripoli and rebel-held area
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
september, 2013. perhaps just in time for the america's cup. there is one bar out of four that up. crews will work throughout night to align and fasten that first bar. then, this giant crane goes down for the next one, caltrans expects putting all four in place will take five days, that is weather permeating. they tell us there are storms expected this week and rain will not delay this process but wind could lead to some delays. laura anthony abc 7 news. >> and still ahead tonight on abc 7 news pot club owners on the city's new marijuana tax how can they be taxed when they zront a legal right to exist? >> a neighborhood clamoring for a charter school. why the district isn't ready to recommend the idea. >> in just over 24 hours goitsing to turn wet and windy here, i'm sandhya patel. i'll show how much rain so-to-expect coming up. >> and later you're going to see how people at pixar are enjoying their bibibibibibibibii you can see >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> starting tomorrow, stan jose will tax marijuana clubs tonight. the new tax is a new twist i
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Mar 1, 2011 2:05am PST
morning america" he was surprisingly candid about his heavy drug use. >> last time i took drugs, i probably took more than anybody could survive. you know. >> reporter: what are we talking about? h mu ban gra >> reporter: he's channeling that same passion toward cbs. he plans to sue the r sing it t "two and a half men." sing it t "two and a half men." >> well, i mean, wouldn't you? e. and people beyond myself, people a lot more important than me are relying on that money to fuel the magic, you know. they're going to actually put it on a scale. a little more, a little more, add some gold, add some gold. bingo. i'm here to colle and they're going to lose. >>sa his roller coaster ride. but you loopar >> i mean, what's not to love? >> reporter: andrea canning, abc news. >> pretty incredible. >> a bit ofod n the crew, warner br decided to pay them for the four weeks theyld h, the s you can see more of this you vie on more of this it's 10:00 eastern, 9:00 to hear more of this story, subdued story. >> not tight-lipped. letting it all roll. >> train wreck. >>> welcome back. made in america
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Feb 28, 2011 11:35pm PST
tomorrow morning on "good morning america." tomorrow night in a "20/20" hour he invites her into his home, a live-in nanny and a porn star. >>> hollywood's night out and 37 million people in the united states tuned in. we have oscar by the numbers. mary? what are you doing here? it's megan. i'm getting new insurance. marjorie, you've had a policy with us for three years. it's been five years. five years. well, progressive gives megan discounts that you guys didn't. paperless, safe driver, and i get great service. meredith, what's shakin', bacon? they'll figure it out. getting you the discounts you deserve. now, that's progressive. call or click today. [music playing] confidence available in color. depend® colors for women. looks and fits like underwear. protects like nothing else. depend®. good morning. great day. >>> i am on a drug. it's called charlie sheen. >>> so did you watch the big show last night? swoon over colin firth, gasp over a few plugging gowns? before you can collect your office pool winnings we bring you the 83rd academy awards by the numbers. >> reporter: oscar 2011, 1
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Mar 30, 2011 4:30am PDT
america this morning. >> get more >>> i'm terry mcsweeney live at the federal courthouse with the barry bonds trial will resume this morning. yesterday it looked like the prosecution was swinging hard but ended up with a single. >>> and at the the declare a state of emergency because of homes threatened by a landslide. two of those homes may be the only thing holding back a massive slide. >>> live look around san francisco. clear and calm. not as cool as it was yesterday. new record warm temperatures today, tomorrow and i'll talk about the cooling trend for a weekend. >> after a rough start, all lanes blocked in san leandro at northbound 238 due to an injury crash. >> eric: and baseball at u.c. berkeley may not be out after all. private donors come up with millions are dollars to save it. 4:31. thanks for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm kristen sze. state of emergency in hercules where a neighborhood is on the brink after total loss because of a collapsing hillside. eight homes have been severely damaged. engineers believe two of the homes are holding up the hillside but n
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Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm PDT
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Mar 4, 2011 4:30am PST
latin for winning. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> get more news and sheen at ♪ >>> i'm terry mcsweeney live in san francisco international airport where travelers are dealing with yet another airfare increase, the 6th one this year, the story in a live report. >> also this morning a dangerous protest comes to an end after the university gives in to some of their demands. >> you're looking live from emeryville back to san francisco. notice how calm it is this morning. cooler when you step outside. a lot of sunshine today but that won't be the case this weekend. >> major overnight road work going on in hayward right now but they should be clearing most of it this minute. the live shot of the san mateo bridge and i'll have a full update in my next report. >> the f.b.i. is getting involved in the investigation of six san francisco police officers falsifying police reports. >> thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. if you haven't already booked your spring or summer vacation, you may soon be priced out. that's the warning this mor
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm PST
points, down over concerns about oil prices. unemployment and america's growing trade deficit. the nasdaq off as well, almost 51 points. >> rising gas prices prompted some northern californiains to get out of their cars. they announced amtrak train ridership jumped 14% in february compared to last year. they say this spike in ridership is similar to what happened in 2008. when gas sore add above $4. >> today bart named 11 people to a citizen review board monitoring bart's police force this, is in response to the public outrage that followed 2009 fatal shooting of as scar grant by johannes mezerly. 40 people apply forward the board. it will review bart police policy autos president obama saluted two sisters from mill valley this morning at the white house. they wrote a letter of support to a girl in novato named owe livea. her classmates teased her after she suffered an epileptic seizure in class. she ended up getting thousands of letters and many have been compiled in a book. 150 students and parents took part in the summit. >> there is where we can take steps to help create a clim
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Mar 10, 2011 4:30am PST
making news in america on this thursday morning. >> have a great one. ♪ >>> i'm terry mcsweeney live at the san francisco sheriff's department where dozens of inmates have been released because of police misconduct and it could be in the hundreds before this investigation is over. >> in the headlines a plan to keep caltrain from slashing service and raising fares. >> you're looking live from the east bay. back towards san francisco it is dry right now. but it will be wet later today. i'll tell you when the rain's going to get to your neighborhood and how much to expect. >> luckily it is dry now so that means an easy ride, no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza but, of course, we have overnight road work going on. >> police are warning students walking on the berkeley campus to beware after a man exposed himself and tried to assault a young woman. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, in just a few hours more suspects in drug crimes will be released from the san francisco jail. they have had charges thrown out because of alleged misconduct. terry m
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Mar 30, 2011 11:35pm PDT
fall that? it's good, and really easy, according to one of america's best chefs. see how on tonight's plate list. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," march 30th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, when americans watch reality tv, we aren't really looking for models of good behavior. but lately the bad behavior you see on some tv shows has sunk to a new level. in the old days, think 1993, mtv's "real world," a cast member could be expelled for getting physical. now it's almost as if the shows want the cast to brawl, scratch and scrum. but the question is, how is watching them fight each other affecting us? here's andrea canning. >> reporter: it's the disturbing brawl between two teenage girls caught on tape by their friends, looking on and even egging them on to keep fighting. what was it like being involved in that fight? >> i was upset, scared, shocked. >> reporter: the alleged attacker is janelle evans, the star of mtv's "teen mom." >> mom, shut up. >> report
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